World War, SOUTHERN THEATER: Seesaw in Africa

The London Times divulged to its readers last week "a disagreeable surprise." Bengasi had fallen into Axis hands again. Later in the week it had a pleasant surprise: Addis Ababa had fallen into British hands without a struggle.

For a fortnight a large-scale Axis mechanized raid had been under way in Libya. It had been signalized by the resignation of Marshal Rodolfo Graziani, nearly the last of Italy's famed and tried old hands. His place was taken by General Italo Gariboldi, 62, one of Italy's old whisker-bearing generals. But the real Axis commander in Libya was now no Italian. It was...

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